Govts must find answers to domestic labour issues: WTO

2017/09 29 08:09

Courtesy: WTO By Subir Ghosh A failure to find answers to domestic policy shortcomings that are responsible for today's labour market problems at the local levels could lead to global ramifications, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has warned. Governments will therefore need to meet, talk and negotiate, and arrive at cooperative “win-win” approaches to the […]

Cambridge study finds textile culture in Italy, Greece

2017/09 29 08:09

Courtesy: phys.org Detailed analysis of several hundred textile fragments by scientists at Cambridge University has provided, for the first time, a much more detailed definition of the textile cultures in Italy and Greece during the first half of the first millennium BC. In archaeological contexts, textiles are relatively rare finds, especially in Mediterranean Europe. Textiles […]

Textiles, apparel enjoy CETA preferential tariff treatment

2017/09 29 08:09

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into effect on September 21 beginning a new era in customs duty reductions and eliminations, rules of origin, customs procedures and quota requirements. Imports of textile products eligible under CETA are subject to import controls under Canada’s Export and Import Permits Act. Therefore, import permits […]

TIFE 2017 focuses on innovation & circular economy

2017/09 29 08:09

Courtesy: TIFE Curtains fell on the Textile International Forum and Exhibition (TIFE) 2017 that focused on intelligent innovation and circular economy. The trade event was an exchange platform of a global level for Taiwan textile industry to grasp global trends, create core competencies, and consolidate the country's position as a stronghold for global textile supply. […]

Scientists create fluorescent cotton, magnetic cotton

2017/09 29 08:09

Courtesy: American Council on Science and Health An international team of researchers has created one type of cotton that fluoresces and glows in the dark, and another variety that is magnetic. For this, the scientists placed tiny fertilized ovules into a dish containing plant food as well as molecules with the desired properties. After 20 […]

UL becomes part of Sustainable Apparel Coalition

2017/09 29 08:09

Courtesy: UL UL has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group's sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain. With this, UL joins over 200 global brands, retailers, manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental groups, and academic institutions. All these are collectively […]

ITMF conference concludes successfully in Bali

2017/09 29 08:09

The International Textiles Manufacturers' Federation (ITMF) annual conference 2017 was a grand affair with participation of over 280 experts and delegates from more than 28 countries. The international conference held recently in Indonesia was themed on technology, trade, and climate in disruptive times, indicating where the challenges come from. The four-day conference hosted panel discussions […]

Exports in Indonesia’s textile sector $7 bn in H1 2017

2017/09 29 08:09

Indonesia’s textile and textile products (TPT) industry continues to show positive performance, both in domestic and export markets. In the first half of 2017, the sector’s growth rate increased by 1.92 per cent to $7 billion year on year. The industry ministry estimates that textile exports will reach $12.09 billion by 2017 end and $15 […]

US consumer goods, retail CEOs more positive about growth

2017/09 29 08:09

About 95 per cent of US consumer goods and retail CEOs are confident about the growth outlook for the global economy, the industry and their companies for the next three years despite potential technological risks, according to a survey by US audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG. Such CEOs in other parts of the world […]

MagnaReady and LF Americas enter into partnership

2017/09 29 08:09

Courtesy: MagnaReady MagnaReady, the original magnetic shirt company, and LF Americas, a private label company that is a division of Li & Fung have entered into a strategic partnership and licensing deal. LF Americas will be licensing the patented magnetic closure technology system, which aids anyone with mobility issues to easily button cuffs, collars and […]

Maharashtra, Gujarat top in manufacturing emergence: study

2017/09 29 08:09

Maharashtra and Gujarat topped among mainstream states in manufacturing emergence, says the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). Parameters like number of factories, working capital, net fixed capital formation, fixed capital, finished goods, invested capital and total inputs, were considered to ascertain the states’ performance. While Maharashtra topped with highest growth in […]

TAL Apparel migrates to Infor Cloudsuite Fashion suite

2017/09 29 08:09

Courtesy: Infor Infor, a provider of business applications and built for the cloud, has announced that TAL Apparel Limited, a provider of innovative products and services across various stages of the fashion supply chain, has finished the first phase of migrating its legacy ERP to Infor Cloudsuite Fashion to achieve significant cost reductions and operational […]